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Jan
21
Tue
2020
Public consultation: Help shape the future of the Canal Quarter @ The Storey
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Public consultation: Help shape the future of the Canal Quarter @ The Storey

Help shape the future of the Canal Quarter

A chance for people to have their say about a blueprint for the Canal Quarter in Lancaster has just started, with the launch of an eight-week consultation.

Lancaster City Council has commissioned consultants Avison Young/Planit IE to develop a vision for the redevelopment of the area around the old Mitchell’s Brewery site and adjacent car parks.

Last year a series of engagement events were held with representatives from a wide body of organisations to ask what design principles and uses should underpin the vision, leading to the publication of a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

This sets out a framework for future development of the area, acceptable uses for the land and essential ingredients such as sustainability and incorporation of green spaces.

People are now being asked to have their say on the vision it sets out at one of a series of public exhibitions.

Consultation events will take place as follows:

  • Thursday, January 9, St Nicholas Arcade, 12pm to 4pm
  • Saturday, January 11, St Nicholas Arcade, 10.30am to 1.30pm
  • Wednesday, January 15, The Gregson Centre, 1pm-4pm
  • Saturday, January 18, Marketgate Shopping Centre, 1pm – 4pm
  • Tuesday, January 21, The Storey, 3pm to 7pm
  • Thursday, January 30, Lancaster City Museum, 12pm to 4pm

All of the comments received will be taken into consideration when developing the final SPD and its adoption by the council.

Any future development plans, be they from the public or private sector, put forward will then be expected to meet the aspirations that the framework sets out.

Following adoption, it will be used as a ‘test’ against which any developments will be put and expected to meet.

Coun John Reynolds, cabinet member with responsibility for planning policy, said: “The development of the SPD is an important part of the process in the regeneration of the Canal Quarter. Once adopted it will guide development in the area for many years to come, so it is vital that we get it right. The input of the public into this process is key if we are to develop a vision that we all share, and I would urge everyone to join in the consultation and help influence this important blueprint.”

The consultation is open for eight weeks and follows a series of engagements events with representatives from a wide body of organisations.

It’s available to view online at www.Lancaster.gov.uk/canal-quarter, if you’d like to get involved.

Closing date for your comments is Monday, February 10 2020.

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Jan
30
Thu
2020
Public consultation: Help shape the future of the Canal Quarter @ Lancaster City Museum
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public consultation: Help shape the future of the Canal Quarter @ Lancaster City Museum

Help shape the future of the Canal Quarter

A chance for people to have their say about a blueprint for the Canal Quarter in Lancaster has just started, with the launch of an eight-week consultation.

Lancaster City Council has commissioned consultants Avison Young/Planit IE to develop a vision for the redevelopment of the area around the old Mitchell’s Brewery site and adjacent car parks.

Last year a series of engagement events were held with representatives from a wide body of organisations to ask what design principles and uses should underpin the vision, leading to the publication of a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

This sets out a framework for future development of the area, acceptable uses for the land and essential ingredients such as sustainability and incorporation of green spaces.

People are now being asked to have their say on the vision it sets out at one of a series of public exhibitions.

Consultation events will take place as follows:

  • Thursday, January 9, St Nicholas Arcade, 12pm to 4pm
  • Saturday, January 11, St Nicholas Arcade, 10.30am to 1.30pm
  • Wednesday, January 15, The Gregson Centre, 1pm-4pm
  • Saturday, January 18, Marketgate Shopping Centre, 1pm – 4pm
  • Tuesday, January 21, The Storey, 3pm to 7pm
  • Thursday, January 30, Lancaster City Museum, 12pm to 4pm

All of the comments received will be taken into consideration when developing the final SPD and its adoption by the council.

Any future development plans, be they from the public or private sector, put forward will then be expected to meet the aspirations that the framework sets out.

Following adoption, it will be used as a ‘test’ against which any developments will be put and expected to meet.

Coun John Reynolds, cabinet member with responsibility for planning policy, said: “The development of the SPD is an important part of the process in the regeneration of the Canal Quarter. Once adopted it will guide development in the area for many years to come, so it is vital that we get it right. The input of the public into this process is key if we are to develop a vision that we all share, and I would urge everyone to join in the consultation and help influence this important blueprint.”

The consultation is open for eight weeks and follows a series of engagements events with representatives from a wide body of organisations.

It’s available to view online at www.Lancaster.gov.uk/canal-quarter, if you’d like to get involved.

Closing date for your comments is Monday, February 10 2020.

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Gruff Rhys at Lancaster Priory @ Lancaster Priory
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm
Gruff Rhys at Lancaster Priory @ Lancaster Priory

Gruffudd Maredudd Bowen Rhys is a Welsh musician, composer, producer, filmmaker and author.

SOLD OUT!

He performs solo and with several bands, including Super Furry Animals who obtained mainstream success in the 1990s. He also formed the electro-pop outfit Neon Neon with Boom Bip.

His latest album ‘Pang!’ developed unexpectedly over about 18 months. A solo album of songs by Gruff Rhys, produced & mixed by the South African electronic artist Muzi.

Presented by Off the Beaten Tracks, More Music and Lancaster Arts.

Part of Independent Venue Week 2020

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Feb
1
Sat
2020
Independent Venue Week Event @ More Music
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm

We’re proud to celebrate Independent Venue Week: a 7-day celebration of small music venues around the country. Artists get their first experience of playing live in front of an audience and for fans can get up close to artists that one day, may well be playing stadiums and festival main stages.

IVW also helps people wanting a career in music, off the stage. Giving them a chance to learn their craft up close as well as being a place for local communities to engage with the arts.

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Feb
11
Tue
2020
Dr Rowan Williams Lecture @ Lancaster Priory Church
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm
Dr Rowan Williams Lecture @ Lancaster Priory Church

Dr Rowan Williams Public Lecture

Rowan Williams (former Archbishop of Canterbury) on ‘Fiction and the Work of Grace’

Lecture followed by wine reception and bookstall. FREE

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Mar
14
Sat
2020
Lancaster Singers Spring Concert @ Lancaster Priory Church
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm
Lancaster Singers Spring Concert @ Lancaster Priory Church

Lancaster Singers Spring Concert

Faure – Requiem and Mealor – Crucifixus

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Mar
28
Sat
2020
Blowzabella @ More Music
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm
  1. Blowzabella are a genuinely unique band that makes an inimitable, driving, drone-based wall-of-sound, played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling.

Blowzabella is made up of Andy Cutting – diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya – vocals, saxophone, clarinet; Paul James – vocals, bagpipes, saxophones; Gregory Jolivet – hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd – violin; Barn Stradling – bass guitar; Jon Swayne – bagpipes, saxophone.

10am – 12.30pm Dance workshop
2pm – 5.30pm Instrumental and Vocal workshops
10am – 5.30pm Ensemble

Workshops and evening event: £24
Workshops only: £15
Evening event only:  £16 on the door, £15 in advance

Under 25s
Workshops and evening event: £8
Workshops only: £5
Evening event only: £5

 

 

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